We measure opioids in sewage to estimate consumption
in cities.


We measure the concentration of drugs that are excreted in urine and collected in sewers. We map this data empowering communities to tackle the opioid epidemic in real time.


“By having this data, we were able to go out and talk to our community about what is going on in our neighborhoods, in our neighbors homes.”

Mike Bajorek, Deputy Town Manager, Town of Cary NC

“Epidemiological data collected by Biobot Analytics in public wastewater can provide real-time information about how opioids are being used at any given time.”

Data Sharing Policies, Data-Driven Solutions, and the Opioid Crisis Report & Recommendations, Office of the CTO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“This is another way to use city assets that we don’t think about to hit a problem like opioids or public health in general.”

Mayor Betsy Price, City of Fort Worth TX

“Biobot has developed an intriguing new technology to track and trace zones of high density drug use and deploy public health initiatives into the ‘pocket’.”

Dr. Bertha Madras, President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, and Professor at Harvard Medical School

As seen in

CityLab Government Technology STAT Smithsonian The United States Conference of Mayors NPR

Biobot analytics empowers local and state government to save lives and proactively address the opioid epidemic.

Our analytics and mapping dashboard allows first responders and public health officials to:

Tailor response strategies

Our real-time consumption data of over 20 prescription and illicit drugs allows government to know what proactive interventions are best, and our geographic granularity informs where to launch them.

Map Narcan use

It’s hard to keep track of all overdose rescues, especially those by bystanders, as Narcan is distributed from many different sources. We measure Narcan metabolites to better estimate the number of nonfatal overdoses.

Measure effectiveness

The frequency of our data allows for the evaluation of interventions over time, helping determine effectiveness of different strategies and providing accountability on funding allocation.

Catch trends on other drugs

We can also measure methamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, nicotine, and other drug consumption faster than current data is collected.